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The New York Yankees are currently trying to make way till the end without several other key players this season, including Carlos Rodon, Luis Severino, and Giancarlo Stanton. Rodon and Severino are serving their time on IL due to strain in the throwing arm, whereas Stanton pulled up his hamstring. In the past couple of weeks, the Bombers received multiple concerning injury updates, which could hamper their future campaign.

Meanwhile, a few regular players of the Yankees’ lineup crowded the IL even before the commencement of the 2023 MLB season. Frankie Montas, Tommy Kahnle, Lou Trivino, Harrison Bader, and Scott Effross entered the IL before the opening day. It could still be a long way before Montas, and Scott could possibly return. However, there has been some positive development from Bader and Kahnle’s side.


Yankees Lou Trivino Faces Massive Setback During Rehab In Tampa

Lou Trivino
Yankees reliever Lou Trivino will meet with the team’s doctor this week after feeling more discomfort in his elbow.AP

New York Yankees right-hand pitcher, Lou Trivino, suffered an elbow strain during spring. Hence, he was placed into 15-day IL accordingly. Ever since, he has been spending time at the Yankees base camp in Tampa, Florida, undergoing rehabilitation. Moreover, he resumed throwing activities on April 2 and made progress. However, as per MLB insider Bryan Hoch, the pitcher has faced a massive setback in his recovery process.

Hoch reported that Lou has complained of some discomfort in his throwing elbow. Hence, the Yankees have stopped his rehab momentarily. Moreover, the Bombers trainers have sent him to New York for medical assessment to determine the precise matter of concern. It is not clear at this moment what the setback entails or how long Trivino will be out. But one this for sure the Yankees will be without one of their key bullpen arms for the foreseeable future.

Harrison Bader, Tommy Kahnle Inching Closer To Match Fitness

Harrison Bader (L), Tommy Kahnle (R)

On a more positive note, Harrison Bader and Tommy Kahnle are nearing their return to the team. Bader, who suffered an oblique strain ahead of the opening day, began his rehab assignment last week. Moreover, Bryan Hock reports that he would not travel with the Yankees on the road trip. Apparently, the team wants him to play with the Double-A minor team for a more extended period of time. Aaron Boone, the skipper, feels the outfielder needs to play back-to-back nine-inning games. That would help him to secure more at-bats and experience before heading into the main lineup.

On the other hand, reliever Tommy Kahnle suffered from tendonitis on his right bicep. The medical team injected him to speed up the healing process accordingly. He was placed on a 60-day IL initially but has made excellent progress so far. Recently, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone informed that Tommy has begun throwing at the Yankee stadium from April 20. Moreover, Kahnle will travel with the team on the road trip. He is scheduled to hit a bullpen session later in the week. Hence, if all goes well, the reliever can make a return sooner than previously anticipated. It would be interesting to see how the team performs once all key players return to the lineup.